Center for Women in Law

Convening leaders, generating ideas, leading change.


Power in Law is the white paper that resulted from the 2011 Women’s Power Summit on Law & Leadership. This 40-page report captures seven strategies for getting, using, and keeping power and summarizes the steps that leaders today can take to accelerate the advancement of women in the legal profession.

The Austin Manifesto, a blueprint for achieving parity in the legal profession, was adopted by acclamation by all of the participants who came to the 2009 Women’s Power Summit on Law & Leadership. By signing the Austin Manifesto, participants committed to personally taking specific, concrete steps to tackle the stubborn obstacles facing women in the profession today.